Texas Tech University is a public research university and is the largest comprehensive institution for providing higher education in the Texas Tech University system. TTU was started in the year 1923 by legislative action and was then known as Texas Technological College. The first classes were held in 1925 with a total enrollment of 914 students. The graduate classes were started in 1927. In 1969, the Texas State Legislature renamed this school to its current name now.
Currently, TTU has a total enrollment of 31,600 students. The main campus is located in Lubbock on an area of 1839 acres. Other campuses include the Research Center in East Campus (Lubbock), research facilities at Reese Technology Center (west of Lubbock), TTU Farm at Pantex, agricultural field laboratories at New Deal, and TTU Center at Junction. This school comprises 11 colleges: Graduate School, University College, Honors College, School of Law, the Colleges of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, Engineering, Human Sciences, Mass Communications, and Visual and Performing Arts.
This institution is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools for awarding baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral degrees and certificates.